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U.S. Department of Health and Human Services: Partnerships to Achieve Health Equity

Deadline: March 31, 2017

The Partnerships to Achieve Health Equity program (Partnership program) is intended to demonstrate that partnerships between Federal agencies and organizations with a nationwide or regional reach, focus, or impact can efficiently and effectively do one of the following:

  • Improve access to and utilization of care by racial and ethnic minority and/or disadvantaged populations.
  • Develop innovative models for managing multiple chronic conditions including health promotion and disease prevention for individuals with multiple chronic conditions that disparately affect racial and ethnic minorities and affect morbidity.
  • Increase the diversity of the health workforce including health professionals, health researchers, and health scientists through programs at the high school or undergraduate level that focus on racial and ethnic health disparities and health equity, and which include mentoring as a core component.
  • Increase data availability and utilization of data that increases the knowledge base regarding health disparities and facilitates the development, implementation and assessment of health equity activities, including but not limited to the creation of new linked datasets, using longitudinal and/or linked data sets, design and test innovative models that explore the independent and interactive influences of social determinants of health on: a) health behaviors, b) utilization of health services, and c) health conditions, such that causal relationships are demonstrated, and training and technical support in data use for community-based and/or public health partners engaged in health equity efforts.

Partnership projects’ strategies should include innovative multi-partner collaboration, address social determinants of health, and incorporate the National Standards for Culturally and Linguistically Appropriate Services in Health and Health Care (National CLAS Standards).

Amount: $4,700,000 is available for up to 14 grants ranging from $325,000-$400,000 annually for five years.

Eligibility: Nonprofits with or without 501(c)(3) status; for-profit organizations; small, minority, and women-owned businesses; universities and colleges; research institutions; hospitals; community-based organizations; faith-based organizations; Federally recognized or state-recognized American Indian/Alaska Native tribal governments; American Indian/Alaska native tribally designated organizations; Alaska Native health organizations; urban Indian health organizations; tribal epidemiology centers; State and local governments or their bona fide Agents; and political subdivisions of States.

Link: https://www.grantsolutions.gov/gs/preaward/previewPublicAnnouncement.do?id=58588

Note: A technical assistance webinar for potential applicants will be held on February 22, 2017, 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm MST. In addition, a technical assistance webinar for potential applicants on “Evaluation – Review the Basics” will be held on February 23, 2017 from 1:00 pm – 2:30 pm MST.

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